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  ABC    ABC 7 News at 1100    News  News/Business. Harris,  
   Bunyan, Hill, Brant. New. (CC)  

    September 23, 2010
    11:00 - 11:35pm EDT  

>> another scorche >> five big stories tonight. eight homes damaged. everything is gone. and what investigators are baffled. breaking news on the execution
of a virginia woman. mini melt down. you just saw the scenes and anatomy."om "gray's captioned by the national captioning institute a neighborhood in shambles after flames fly, damaging eight homes. tonight crew remained at the scene in manassas. we captured these pictures as it was unfolding. we are live on the scene right now. >> this fire was unbelievably destructive. take a look behind me. firefighters are still on the scene, working to extinguish some hot spots. a couple of homes were completely burned down to the
ground. this fire started in a couple of minutes and ignited and spread as quickly. you get a bird's eye view of the inferno in this manassas subdivision. neighbors say they saw smoke at this address at 3:00 p.m. and called 911. moments later house was engulfed. >> in about 15 minutes, it was completely gone. >> eight homes were damaged, three of them destroyed. high winds calls the burning embers to jump from one house to the next. >> the man who called this in, his house is now a burnt out shell. >> fighters got the blaze under
control, but little is left. >> even the foundations caved in. >> the red cross is providing food and shelter, but with such conditions, neighbors are strain -- are staying on guard. >> we are trying to figure out what to do next. >> emergency management is here on the scene, trying to help these displaced families. they're also trying to help families in six -- to get in help with their insurance providers. it might take days to get to the bottom of this fire. fire officials in fairfax county, but firmed three members of the same family died of smoke inhalation. they were killed when flames ripped to their lorton town
house yesterday. -- -- anderson's three other children survive. in news, the commonwealth of virginia executed its first woman and a century. >> the case drew international attention. wis was put to death tonight. >> the execution was carried out tonight as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. >> after more than 7000 appeals, tonight the state of virginia put teresa lewis the death by lethal injection. >> ms. lewis made a last statement, saying she hoped that cathy knew that she loved her.
>> lewis orchestrated the killings. this was the cash in on an insurance policy. >> she did not even show a bit of kindness. >> she was led into the room, she was strapped down and her limbs were struck out on to the bernie. >> with the victims' families watching, she was put to death. >> virginia has one of the busiest death chambers in the united states. the last woman executed in the state was five years ago.
police say an mercedes flipped off a road in herndon, and the driver was killed. there is no word on what caused the crash. we are keeping a watch on the heat wave, and we could be moving closer to 2 records tomorrow. >> this is the summer's end, and today we had a 90-degree day. we now need only two more days. tomorrow we may be setting a record for not only the high temperature, and then one day at dawn, getting that much closer. the temperatures right now are on the weatherbug network -- these are temperatures that would be still above average for the average high temperature.
meanwhile, other spots, temperatures are into the 70 +. tomorrow, temperatures will be midhe mid 80's too low to 90's. finally, there are signs of a little bit of rain coming our way. i will tell you about that in a few minutes. police arrest a silver spring man that they have dubbed the preppy byrd blair. officers say he stole electronics equipment. the owner of the house captured these images from his video surveillance system. and oklahoma senator makes a controversial move and blocked consideration of the food safety bill. tom coburn blocked the bill that would give the fda more power
to control food borne illnesses. the oklahoma republican objected to the bill because he said congress has not budgeted it to pay for it. stephen colbert has arrived in washington, d.c., one week ahead of his rally on the mall. the ufw launched a campaign in june to replace illegal immigrants on farms. the decision yet on michelle rhee as she held talks with and some grain today. gray said they had a philosophical discussion about public education.
gray said he will not make any personnel decisions until after the november elections. the choice of pregnancy, with the discomfort with morning sickness. new research says most remedies do not work. expectant mothers might have to wait it out. >> this woman, a blessing of children is also a curse. >> as much as i love having kids, i do not tolerate pregnancy. >> has three children and expects another one in five months. with each pregnancy, she has been sent from morning until night for the entire term. >> i navigated my pathways to people caught desks by keeping
an eye on their trash cans. >> research shows of all the tried methods for relief not much works. the study looked at treatments ranging from ginger, vitamin b six, prescription medications, at you pressure, and acupuncture. an obstetrician says she first recommends patients adjust their diets. >> they have to modify their treatment for that. >> that their patients can try further remedies. >> pregnancy has such a severe in payment -- impairment that their activities are control. none of the symptoms are life threatening. they are sometimes embarrassing. >> the study revealed not only
did most remedies have limited impact, but some may things worse, causing new side effects. this season premiere aired tonight on abc 7. >> and now the stars are telling their secrets. also coming, millions could get -- could not get on facebook today. >> of high-profile murder case is closed tonight and the person behind bars is a juvenile. is closed tonight and the person behind bars is a juvenile.
four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big
corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. friends and loved ones of a murdered catholic students are speaking out. >> neil godleski was shot last month on his way home from work. john gonzalez is live on what we have learned about the accused killer tonight. >> the three witnesses in this case were crucial. according to documents, two told
police they saw eric foreman should the victim at this park at a distance and then two times from close range. the third witness told police he later heard fuhrman say he took off with only 60 bucks. a person said he wanted to be in court today to see the person accused of killing his close friend. >> we want closure. >> one month after neil godleski was shot and killed at sherman circle, the accused killer was arrested. eric foreman was arraigned and charged with felony murder. it is a relief for many neighbors tonight. >> has been disturbing and unnerving. as a single wireman, i use this park to walk. >> he was riding his bike home from work.
>> we want to make sure that there is closure. bmi did he show any remorse to you? >> i do not think i saw any of that. >> eric foreman was stoic. he quietly repeated his name. his attorney had no comment. the police chief said the motive that night was or robbery. >> we have knowledge that he had association with a gang. >> the affidavit rabat -- reveals a sherman was shot six times with a gun that we used by a gang member used in a shooting that day before. godleski's family was in court.
facebook was offline pet delay. the outage hit worldwide as well. this is the second straight day that facebook has had a glitch. a company spokesman said yesterday's problem was not related to today's. two stars have been bumped up to series' regulars for "grey's anatomy." >> it tends to bring them close or drive them apart. i think there is little bit of both of that. >> also coming up, derrick will receive a surprise visit from his sister. tonight hundreds gathered
for an annual awards dinner honoring companies that have gone over and above to support employee years and -- employers and employees. tonight they selected and recognized 15 service -- 15 members who have helped service members. >> congratulations on that. all branches of the military we are talking about. >> and all the families that are deployed all over the world. outside it is another summer night, and we had a harvest moon, one day old. the wonderful thing about the moon is because it is the moon
closest to the equinoxes, fox it rises almost the same time every night. tonight it was later than tonight, and tomorrow night it rises at 7:18 p.m. a high temperature is anything like autumnal. 80 degrees, 93 was the record, and dulles airport has set a record for the most number of 90 degree days. while we were 93, we did not set a record. in raleigh, north carolina, 99 degrees. cincinnati, 95 degrees. there is this as we are heading into the tail end of september. chicago, 83 degrees. the humidity continues. this finally will be changing as we get into tomorrow. in the meantime, we see the high pressure area, a summer-like
pattern. showers and thundershowers in the mid part of the country. and the tropics are still active. that is tropical storm matthew, and here is the track. winds of 45 miles per hour. by the weekend it will be heading toward the coast of elise -- belize. tomorrow, or of the same. the record tomorrow is 94. if we get to 95, that will be the 25th time that we will be 95 or higher. we have gone 66 days of 90 degrees or higher. last year, we had 22. we will start out around 70 degrees, and during the afternoon, into the mid 90's. 94, maybe 95.
sow to southwesterly winds, and later on tomorrow, we will have been -- we will have less humid air coming in. as we get into saturday, and sunday, it will be refreshing. the good news is the moisture from the south may bring some needed rain. we need some rain. >> and we see the fires that are spreading. >> and we see the fires that are spreading. we will be right b right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity
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resigning. he said he only wanted to do this for five years. he has been the face of this organization since 20062006. he was very involved in the building of the stadium. >> there were tough negotiations that he dealt with, and to see it through would be preferable, but these are personal decisions that he has made. he will be missed. >> they have won three and l road now. in the the bedinger second that. espinoza hit a monster shot. he goes to left field. wait until this guy can figure
out how to stay in front of the count. the redskins are a favorite over the rams in st. louis. one of the guys who has the attention of the skins is radford. we remember how impressed he was before the draft. mike shanahan thinks very highly of this horror back. >> he is like once in every 10 years. >> he is very successful. >> once every 10 years. the atc got a win over the east tonight. a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter. miami because pitt tonight. there is talk about the caps and penguins new year's day game at heinz field.
crosby and ovechkin are the two hottest players in the nhl. as the wizards are about to start can, they will go back to red, white, and blue uniforms next season. stern does not want any talk about last year's locker room situation. >> change of uniforms, but not the name.
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